Sun. Dec 4th, 2022

NOTE: This movie is out there in each “Subbed” (Japanese spoken with English subtitles) and “Dubbed” (English spoken with no subtitles) variations. This overview relies on the Subbed model.

This previous weekend was a gradual, awkward one on the home field workplace. With surefire hit “Black Panther: Wakanda Perpetually” opening subsequent weekend, not many new releases have been wanting to step up and do effectively for precisely one weekend earlier than getting obliterated. “Black Adam” continued its reign within the #1 spot, whereas horror motion pictures fell like rocks into Charlie Brown’s trick-or-treat bag now that Halloween is over. Issues have been so unhealthy that area of interest anime “One Piece Movie: Pink” was in a position to are available at a comparatively sturdy #2. In contrast to that “Dragon Ball” film from a couple of months in the past, I had by no means even heard of this franchise earlier than I discovered its film was getting a large launch. And in contrast to that “Jujutsu Kaisen” film from earlier this 12 months, I’m not significantly blissful to have been launched to it.

The movie takes place in a world overrun by pirates. The federal government and army have vowed to wipe out the pirates, however in any other case they do nothing to assist victimized civilians. Pop star Uta has heard the pleas of the lots and has agreed to carry out a free live performance to offer everybody a reprieve from pirates and distress. Good-hearted pirate Luffy and his crew attend the live performance, and it seems that Uta and Luffy grew up collectively, mentored by smart pirate “Pink-Haired” Shanks. Uta is blissful to see Luffy once more in spite of everything these years, however she’s not blissful that he’s nonetheless a pirate, good or in any other case. Furthermore, she has a plan to make it possible for everyone will get to benefit from the live performance eternally and by no means has to fret about pirates, corruption, work, faculty, or unhappiness ever once more. In fact, anyone who desires to protect the world from life like that’s going to be a villain.

Uta’s plan is mainly to entice the inhabitants in a type of dream world whereas their unconscious our bodies wither and die. It’s as much as Luffy and his crew, and later Shanks, to cease her. The federal government may additionally intervene by blowing up the complete live performance, however hopefully it received’t come to that. Perhaps Uta will be satisfied to snap out of her derangement herself, as we study extra about her motivations and tragic previous. One factor’s for positive, no matter occurs, we’ll get a lot of that complicated anime-style combating the place impacts and harm are assigned seemingly at random.

There have been issues I favored about “One Piece Movie: Pink.” Uta is a sympathetic character and her songs are lovely. Villain songs are often my favorites in Disney musicals, and right here we get a minimum of two, possibly extra if you happen to retroactively depend early ones earlier than Uta’s heel flip is official. And among the comedy works, in that manic-anime-energy type of method.

However then there’s the largest detriment to the movie, which is that it’s simply so darn complicated. The solid is top-heavy on characters, Uta’s plan is convoluted, and the motion is near-impossible to observe. I couldn’t even inform if a sure character was alive or useless on the finish. Nor do I’ve any thought why the movie is known as “One Piece Movie: Pink.” I assume the “Pink” refers to Shanks and his hair, and it’s undeniably a movie, however in any other case I haven’t the foggiest. Sure, I’m coming into this film with no lick of data about “One Piece Movie” lore, and established followers will most likely get extra out of this film than I did, however I can’t say that I discovered this to be an efficient entry level into this collection. There’s an effort being made right here, however for a non-fan like me, there’s a headache-y high quality that the movie by no means fairly manages to shake.

Grade: C
“One Piece Movie: Pink” is rated PG-13 for violence, suggestive materials and language. Its operating time is 115 minutes.

Contact Bob Garver at [email protected]


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